To renovate a house of historic value from a semi-detached residential complex into an office, Bernardes Arquitetura sought solutions that maximized natural lighting and the sectorization of spaces.
In the front hall, we concentrate a simple reception composed of a small counter, and on this same space, a volume shaped from special curved glass panels that configure the main meeting room. The sheets of glass are attached directly to the metallic structure in the ceiling, free of frames and enhancing the organic design. Inside, the main wall is finished in the original stone of the house, and in the ceiling, wooden slats were installed. For convenience during meetings, a perimeter curtain allows it to be closed.
Preserving the memory of the original architecture, the stone is also present on the opposite wall and it was decided to keep it, receiving indirect lighting through the wall washing system, which simulates zenith lighting, with a lighting project developed in partnership with LD Studio.
In order to make better use of natural lighting and ventilation in the work spaces, the residence’s original central span was converted into a patio, either for meals or as an independent meeting room. At the rear, there are service spaces on the ground floor and a small room on the upper floor. These are protected by rustic wooden slatted panels as brises soleil, helping to filter light and privacy.
Creating the atmosphere of the green neighborhood to the project, in addition to the natural raw material brises, the central patio receives a vertical garden with tropical species and burnt cement on the floor.
On the first floor, the main room is equipped with a variety of workstations and a table with a sinuous design. Creating an aesthetic unity, the same wood as the ceiling of the meeting room on the ground floor is applied to this one, and the floor receives wooden rulers. In lighting, linear lamps.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Gabriel Duarte, Francisco Abreu, llana Daylac, Renata Bertol, Renata Evaristo, Gabriel Gomes, Olivia Serra, Fernanda Lopes, André Vuaden
Leonardo Finotti / Daniel Pinheiro